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A broadband router is a type of networking device that allows end users to access broadband Internet from an Internet service provider (ISP). The ISP usually provides and configures a broadband router for end users.
A broadband router is also known as a broadband modem, digital subscriber line (DSL) modem or asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) modem.
The Internet connection provided by a broadband router can be any of the following:
A broadband router combines the features of a network switch, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server and firewall in one device. It generally has several local area network (LAN) ports, wireless connectivity options and built-in security features.
The key features of a broadband router are: